Mohammed Wilayat, 41,has been jailed for stalking his ex-wife and threatening to burn her cousin’s house.

He pleaded guilty at Bradford Crown Court.

He was jailed for 21 months and given a lifetime restraining order from going near his victims.

Wailayat split up last year from his wife of 14 years leaving an old white van behind.

Tamara Pawson, prosecuting said Wilayat’s ex-wife scrapped the car after he failed to take it away. After a week when Wilayat found out he started a campaign of abuse.

“Every day thereafter, from September 15 to 24, he attended at the house, or close to it, shouting abuse to [his ex-wife] and threatened her.”

He shouted: “‘I’m going to get you, watch it’,” said Miss Pawson, adding that his conduct amount to stalking, and that his ex-wife was left scared due to his “erratic behaviour”.

The day after he learned of the van’s fate, he drove by his former partner’s cousin’s house, also in Bradford, where she was hosting a child’s party.

“The defendant drove past shouting that he was going to burn her house down and smash her windows,” said Miss Pawson.

When police arrested Wilayat he denied stalking and threatening anyone.

Andrew Stranax mitigating for Wilayat said his client had been on remand for the last six months and that has given him time to reflect on his actions.

He added that Wilayat had been on medication.

Recorder Andrew Haslam said he took into account the stress and depression Wilayat was facing at the time, due to the breakdown of his marriage, as well as the loss of his job and home.

In jailing Wilayat, he added: “Your ex-wife was left frightened by your actions, scared of what you might do to her in the future.

“All she wanted was to be left alone to get on with her life.”

He added: “She was vulnerable to you because as her former husband you held some power over her, and you by your conduct towards her, abused that power.”